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Press Roll Up — Contrast Featured in DevOps, DZone, TechBeacon


Contrast Security is no stranger to being quoted or referenced in industry leadership articles. Below you'll find Contrast being featured in recent publications.



Contrast Security Listed as a Suggested Security Automation Tool

Contrast was listed as a suggested security automation tool in a recent article in titled, "Early Automation: A Key Requirement for DevSecOps Success."

Contrast was listed alongside other leaders including Tanium, InSpec, Splunk, Checkmarx and FireEYe for organizations looking to implement DevSecOps by integrations security into their DevOps pipeline.

View the full article and inclusion below:

Early Automation: A Key Requirement for DevSecOps Success

Full Inclusion:
Organizations looking to implement DevSecOps by integrating security into their DevOps pipelines have an increasing number of tools such as Tanium, InSpec, Splunk, Checkmarx, Metasploit, FireEye and Contrast Security for security analysis and testing throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), right from source-code analysis to post-deployment monitoring.


Jeff Williams featured in DZone Article on Java Research Guide

Tom Smith from has published the third article to his Java Research Guide with insight from Jeff Williams, Co-founder and CTO at Contrast Security.

This article discusses important players in the Java ecosystem, broken out by Oracle, foundations and large corporations. Smith includes Williams' commentary on financial institutions and security researchers as the first bullet point under large corporations.

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Who Is the Java Ecosystem MOP (Most Outstanding Player)?

Jeff Williams Inclusion:
I generally agree with the players listed here: However, I’d add large financial institutions, like Wall Street banks, to the list. They are massive consumers of Java, open source Java components, and employ more developers than most “software” companies. They are a powerful influence on the market. I’ll also add “security researchers” to the list, as they have successfully changed the perception of Java from “world’s most secure platform for deploying enterprise applications” to “that browser plugin that undermines security.”


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TechBeacon Features Commentary from Contrast Leadership

We are pleased to report John Mello included Jeff Williams' commentary in his article for TechBeacon titled, “GitHub dependency graph delivers: 4M open-source vulnerabilities exposed.” 

In John’s article, he says:

"However, Jeff Williams, CTO and co-founder of Contrast Security, said that while applications use an average of 1.2 vulnerable libraries, there are far more vulnerabilities in an app's custom code—26.7 on average. 

'[While] updating these weak components is important, it is just a small part of making applications secure. —Jeff Williams

But Williams noted that GitHub's alert system was helping developers address vulnerabilities faster. "I strongly believe that this type of notification makes it much more likely that developers will see these problems and get them fixed quickly," Williams said. "Running scanning tools that generate PDF reports is just too time-consuming and breaks the software development workflow. 

'GitHub has found an effective way to make security 'just work.' —Jeff Williams" 


Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark's extensive experience spans over 28 years in marketing high-tech products and services to consumers and corporations. Specific area of expertise is application security and mobile application security.